Explore the most popular trails in Antoine Peak Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

horseback riding
4 days ago

This is my go-to ride with the horses! Great parking, great shade cover and easy for any level of rider without getting boring.

Beautiful trail. The wildflowers are in full bloom. We hiked 5.3 miles. Very peaceful.

lots of new trail added recently.

hiking
24 days ago

great hike

Great hike, good workout and very pretty.

some bushwacking

some washed out parts on the trail but otherwise great on mountain bikes 6/11/19

I saw a few hikers, two horses and two bikes. The rain in the last day made the trail in great condition with no dust.

Not bad. some nice views. I wouldn't say the trail is hard...moderate, and long.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Beautiful views.

Great little hike

Easy hike. Perfect trail for families and trail running. Not too many people. Stay away and leave it for me. Lol

Enjoyed seeing the surprise pond.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this today and found that it was a good workout without being overly strenuous. I did drive by the parking lot without seeing the sign. I think I was looking for the trailhead off the side of the road and just didn't see the parking lot. Rest assured there is a parking lot on the left as you drive in. We did get surprised by one mountain biker flying down the trail.

We got this from Out There magazine. It is not a hike, but a walk on fairly large forest roads to. Ell towers. Ok to stretch your legs.

Fun hike! Would love to see some of the off shoot trails cleared too.

Great hike! Wild flowers in full bloom. was hoping to see more wildlife but all I saw was a bunch of crows and a snake. The signage for the trail is good but the distances are a bit off. I got 5.2 miles for the necklace trail. Anyway...some great views and very quiet and peaceful!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views of the valley and my favorite destination to take friends hiking.

This time of year in particular is perfect to go hiking here, what with the wildflowers, beautiful greenery, and open sky. Emerald Necklace is very different from the Eastern Trailhead. Notably, you scale along the mountain on the side that faces the valley, and it doesn't turn steep for a little bit. There's only a few portions that are truly steep. Long story short, the North side of this trail is the easiest method to reach the summit. This has slowly become my favorite location to hike, with this particular trail being easier to take friends on and enjoy the views with.

Great hike! Wildflowers are beautiful and abundant right now. It’s getting warmer out and lots of open areas so probably not as fun in July! Beautiful views at the top!

A little bit breezy to start but really beautiful with the wildflowers out! Always a good hike! Any season!!

hiking
2 months ago

A very nice and easy hike. We did it with kids ranging from 4 to 11 and they did great. A wonderful diversity of pines and enough wild flowers to keep things colorful along the way. Fantastic views of Ottis Orchards and Liberty Lake.

Loved this hike. Beautiful open woodlands with wildflowers. We added a leg to the east to extend it. Parking lot at Emerald Necklace was open.

Very interesting and unique hike. It's not far from the main roads, and yet it provides a wonderful vantage point at the summit to see at least 25 miles in every direction. If you're considering making the trip out there, do note that the southern part of the loop (before it merges with the summit path) is very steep. I've not yet tried the top area, but I can imagine that it's easier to traverse given its length. I would not call this hike hard; I would call it long and perhaps a bit unforgiving to those who don't know the terrain or trail well. I'd say that this is the closest trail to the valley that gets you the best view payoff for your effort. That said, there's a few things to keep in mind: namely hazards. If it's rained a fair bit recently, the trail will be muddy and is subject to being closed until the mud subsides. Also of note is that this path is a popular destination for horse-riders, so be sure to watch where you step. With all of that said, there was very little traffic while we were there and we went relatively undisturbed on our hike. A group of somewhat-active people could grind out the whole loop in 4-6 hours; I'd recommend trying this on an afternoon. I would not classify this as hard, more like borderline moderate difficulty. TL;DR, I really recommend this if you haven't tried it yet, and hopefully my tips give you some insight before you leave home. It's got the best effort/view payoff that I've seen in the valley.

Loved this trail! Well groomed, beautiful on a sunny day. Saw a moose and quietly passed him by at a distance. Left my hat at the summit—green & white w/ an “R” logo—if anyone finds it!

It was so beautiful! Amazing trail. Wildflowers everywhere. Not very difficult. Well kept trail!

Road appears to be open, we had no trouble driving to trail head. First time on this trail an it was great! Very dog and toddler friendly.

good to be outside. good warm up but not hard at all.

nice to be outside, but not difficult at all. views are ok, but depends on what you're going for. good warm up hike.

Great hike counter clockwise. steady climb up then beautiful downhill back to the car. Great views north and south from the ridge. Ran into a few others at the beginning, Hikers, runner and mt. biker but then had the trail to myself. Trail is in good shape. I'll be back to hike to the summit soon. It was only 1.5 miles more climbing but I ran out of time.

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